WWII veterans visit the Battlefield Line

On Saturday 5 June, a group of WWII veterans were invited to enjoy an afternoon on the Normandy Flyer steam train on the Battlefield Line in Leicestershire.

The WWII veterans were driven to the Battlefield Line in London black cabs driven by Taxi Charity volunteers. The veterans enjoyed a ride on a steam train which had been renamed the Normandy Flyer for this special visit.

The Normandy Flyer left Shackerstone station at 12:30pm on 5 June, in glorious sunshine, and travelled via Market Bosworth before arriving at Shenton. The volunteer cabbies, the veterans and their carers all enjoyed a fabulous picnic on the return journey to Shackerstone.

The visit was particularly poignant as the line had been used to transport fuel for the D-Day invasion in 1944.